The number of television sets in India increased from around 500,000 in 1976 to 9 million in early 1987 and to around 47 million in 1994.
Indians saw their first news bulletin in 1965, six years after the inception of television broadcasting in 1959.
The first ever news bulletin in the country went on the air from the Bombay Station on July 23, 1927 under a private company, the Indian Broadcasting Company. It went into liquidation in 1930 and came under the control of the Government of India.
* In 1995, NDTV became India’s first private producer of national news with News Tonight, which was aired on Doordarshan.